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what kitchen appliances require a dedicated branch circuit according to nec? obviously a range/stove will. thank you in advance!

what about:
refrigerator
dishwasher
microwave
garbage disposal
lighting (over sink)
ctop receptacles
 

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An electric range, no brainer

At least two SABC's for countertop receps, 20 amps each, GFCI protected

Frig and gas range may be on SABC although I prefer individual circuit for frig

MW instructions usually require individual circuit, I would recommend individual circuit regardless

Usually ok to combine GD with DW, 20 amp circuit

Lighting separate from these circuits
 

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I believe that's what it is in IL.At least that's what a local inspector quoted.As I said,I'm a remodeler and sub my electrical work but have been told this by the local inspector.
I like to see MW on dedicated circuits but rarely do.
 

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Per 210.8(A)(6), GFCI protection is required for all 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles that serve kitchen countertop surfaces in a dwelling unit (Fig. 1 on page 54). GFCI protection is not required for receptacles serving appliances like dishwashers, or convenience receptacles that do not supply countertop surfaces. Receptacles installed within 6 ft of the outside edge of a wet bar sink must also be GFCI-protected [210.8(A)(7)]. However, GFCI protection is not required for receptacles not intended to serve wet bar countertop surfaces, such as refrigerators, ice makers, water heaters, or convenience receptacles that do not supply counter-top surfaces.

Guess he was wrong.Gee,that's the first time that's ever happened :smile:
 

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We run dedicated circuits for all the appliances. Its just easier and nicer that way. If there is a gas oven we will put the microwave on with it. Many folks use one circuit for the dishwasher and disposal especially with the cord and plug requirements.


NEC also requires atleast 2 appliance circuits feeding the countertop outlets. Light over sink just goes with the rest of the lighting circuit.
 

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Per 210.8(A)(6), GFCI protection is required for all 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles that serve kitchen countertop surfaces in a dwelling unit (Fig. 1 on page 54). GFCI protection is not required for receptacles serving appliances like dishwashers, or convenience receptacles that do not supply countertop surfaces.
I think you are quoting an older version of the NEC. In 2014 the GFCI requirement for dishwashers was added.
 
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